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BAL vs NAN Dream11 Predictions, Team News, Match Preview & Playing 11

By Yash Mittal

BAL vs NAN Dream11 Predictions

Afghanistan Premier League, 2018

Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards, 17th Match | BAL vs NAN WHO WILL WIN

As the caravan of the 2018 Afghanistan Premier League approaches the business stage of the tournament, Balkh Legends will square off against Nangarhar Leopards as the latter aims to resurrect their campaign.

Balkh Legends, aim to consolidate their spot at the top of the pile


With five wins in six games thus far, Balkh Legends’ have been the team to beat in the tournament thus far.

They displayed their dominance to the hilt in the last game against Kabul Zwanan with an imperious batting effort, spearheaded by none other than the Chris Gayle. The ‘Universe Boss’, in a swashbuckling display of power-hitting that saw him bludgeon ten sixes, scored a 48-ball-80.

Gayle was ably backed up by Dilshan Munaweera (46) and Darwish Rasooli (50) as Balkh Legends’ posted 6-244 in 20 overs, which despite Hazratullah Zazai’s sensational power-hitting was enough to hand them their fifth win of the tournament.

Last chance for Nangarhar to revive their campaign


After winning their first game of the season, it has been a downward spiral of epic proportions for the Nangarhar Leopards.

The succeeding six games has resulted in a solitary win [against Kabul Zwanan by 15 runs] and with just a solitary game left, they would need to bring their A game to the fore and also hope for some results to go their way to harbour any chances of making it to the semi-finals.

They come into this game on the back of a 7-wicket loss at the hands of Pakhtia Panthers after an insipid batting effort resulted in them posting an underwhelming 126 in 20 overs.

What happened the last time these two sides met?


Nangarhar’s fledgeling batting unit was again on display, the last time these two sides met.

Chasing a paltry 144, the Leopards’ were wrecked by a four-wicket haul from Mirwais Ashraf as their lower-middle order folded in a sensational fashion to get bowled out for 118 in 19.1 overs- 25 runs adrift of the target.

Anton Devcich, with 48 was the highest run-getter for Nangarhar in that match. He would have to get a lot more if the Leopards’ are to make a match out of it against the Legends’, come Wednesday.

Match Details:-

Venue:- Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

When:- Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 05:30 PM IST

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BAL vs NAN Team News

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BAL vs NAN Squad

Balkh Legends

Mohammad Nabi(c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Ben Laughlin, Aftab Alam, Malcolm Waller, Darwish Rasooli, Farhan Zakhil, Mirwais Ashraf, Tariq Stanikzai, Samiullah, Gulbadin Naib, Asadullah Matani, Qais Ahmad, Chris Gayle, Colin Munro, Dilshan Munaweera, Usman Ghani, Ravi Bopara

Nangarhar Leopards

Ben Cutting (c), Imran Janat , Khaiber Omar, Ibrahim Zadran, Fazal Haque, Nasratullah, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andre Fletcher, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Johnson Charles, Anton Devcich, Najeeb Tarakai, Zahir Khan, Nathan Rimmington


Here’s how both teams’ might look like for BAL vs NAN:-

Balkh Legends

Wicket-keeper – Ikram Ali Khil

Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Darwish Rasooli, Dilshan Munaweera, Malcolm Waller/Colin Munro

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib

Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Qais Ahmad, Mirwais Ashraf

Nangarhar Leopards

Wicket-keeper – Shafiqullah Shafiq

Batsmen – Anton Devcich, Johnson Charles, Hashmatullah Shahidi (Doubt: Najeeb Tarakai)

All-rounders – Rahmat Shah, Ben Cutting

Bowlers – Zahir Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sandeep Lamichhane

BAL vs NAN Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeper – Both Shafiqullah Shafiq and Ikram Ali Khil have had an ordinary APL thus far. You may opt for either of them in your Fantasy XI.

Batsmen – While Chris Gayle returned to form with swashbuckling 80 off 48 balls in the last match, Ryan ten Doeschate (204 runs at 68.00) and Darwish Rasooli (99 runs at 49.50) have been the cornerstones of their success in the past few games.

From Nangarhar Leopards, you may opt for Hasmatullah Shahidi (169 runs at 42.25) and Anton Devcich (253 runs at 42.16).

All-roundersBen Cutting (129 runs & 10 wickets), Mohammad Nabi (123 runs & 4 wickets) and Gulbadin Naib (11 wickets at 14.00) have contributed with both bat and ball throughout the tournament. You can also choose them as Captain/Vice-Captain owing to their dual role in the side.

BowlersMirwais Ashraf (8 wickets at 17.75) took four wickets last time these two sides met in the tournament. He, along with Mujeeb (12 wickets at 17.00), Qais Ahmed (4 wickets at 24.50) and Zahir Khan (7 wickets at 23.75) will be the spearheads in this game.

You can also opt for teenage Nepalese sensation Sandeep Lamichhane, who featured in the last game for Nangarhar and bagged two wickets.

BAL vs NAN Deam11 Team

Team 01 & 02

Note: This BAL vs NAN Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis BAL vs NAN team news.

Yash Mittal

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